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Finance ministry sanctions Rs 46,038 cr as states share in central taxes and duties for April
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Finance ministry sanctions Rs 46,038 cr as states share in central taxes and duties for April

The Finance Ministry on Monday said it has sanctioned Rs 46,038 crore for the devolution of states' share in central taxes and duties for April

Narendra Modi govt eroded federal autonomy, says Congress, terms claim of increased devolution of funds to states 'maha jumla'
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Narendra Modi govt eroded federal autonomy, says Congress, terms claim of increased devolution of funds to states 'maha jumla'

The Congress on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of eroding federal autonomy and alleged that its claim of increased devolution of funds to states had turned out to be a 'maha jumla'

Budget 2019: Share of education in total expenditure has been declining since 2014; will it be different this time?
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Budget 2019: Share of education in total expenditure has been declining since 2014; will it be different this time?

The projection for the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for 2019-20 does not look very cheerful for the education sector

Telangana Assembly polls: Rajnath Singh accuses TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao of 'stoking fear' in minorities
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Telangana Assembly polls: Rajnath Singh accuses TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao of 'stoking fear' in minorities

Taking on TRS government, Rajnath Singh said, "They have failed on the development front and hence are trying to divert the attention on the issue of minority reservation. "

Ahead of Jammu and Kashmir local body polls, home ministry announces sops, approves Rs 5.5 lakh for Pak refugees
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Ahead of Jammu and Kashmir local body polls, home ministry announces sops, approves Rs 5.5 lakh for Pak refugees

Ahead of local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a flurry of tweets, announced several initiatives taken to empower local bodies and panchayats to bring grassroot level changes and development in the militancy-affected state

Rahul Gandhi's unfounded demand to declare Kerala floods as 'national disaster' is rhetoric with an eye on brownie points
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Rahul Gandhi's unfounded demand to declare Kerala floods as 'national disaster' is rhetoric with an eye on brownie points

How can the Narendra Modi government declare the Kerala floods as a 'national calamity' when there is no legal provision to do so?

Nitish Kumar asserts Bihar deserves special category status, but says Centre provided 'extra assistance' to state
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Nitish Kumar asserts Bihar deserves special category status, but says Centre provided 'extra assistance' to state

Nitish Kumar said his government will also plead its case before the 15th Finance Commission when it visits Bihar.

Bihar to ask for more funds from 15th Finance Commission, also wants Centre to bear 'all disaster management expenses'
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Bihar to ask for more funds from 15th Finance Commission, also wants Centre to bear 'all disaster management expenses'

The Bihar government will urge the 15th Finance Commission to raise the allocation of tax revenue shared by the states on the pattern of the 11th Finance Commission recommendations, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said.

Cabinet approves restructured bamboo mission with outlay of Rs 1,290 cr
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Cabinet approves restructured bamboo mission with outlay of Rs 1,290 cr

The government on Wednesday approved a restructured National Bamboo Mission (NBM) with an outlay of Rs 1,290 crore for two years, a move aimed at benefiting one lakh farmers, said an official release

Amid widening rift between TDP and BJP, Centre releases Rs 1,269 crore to Andhra Pradesh for various projects
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Amid widening rift between TDP and BJP, Centre releases Rs 1,269 crore to Andhra Pradesh for various projects

Centre has released a sum of Rs 1,269 crore to Andhra Pradesh under different heads in last few days amid a strain in ties between the NDA and its ally TDP

From fiscal deficits to slowdown in economy, 15th Finance Commission stares at many challenges
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From fiscal deficits to slowdown in economy, 15th Finance Commission stares at many challenges

For 15th Finance Commission, GST will usher in higher tax buoyancy by bringing in a large number of new tax payers into the net.

Finance Commission to look into tied grants for states: A nudge strategy by govt after loan waivers or a U-turn?
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Finance Commission to look into tied grants for states: A nudge strategy by govt after loan waivers or a U-turn?

There is a concern that fiscally irresponsible farm loan waivers could imperil the good fiscal position of states. But then the increase in tax devolution also reduced the centre’s fiscal elbow room. One needs to wait and watch what the commission comes out with.

Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar to
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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar to "uplift state from backwardness"

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has again raised the demand for granting Bihar a 'special category status and special assistance' for its rapid growth

Andhra Pradesh: Centre denies Chandrababu Naidu's 'special category status' demand, offers financial aid
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Andhra Pradesh: Centre denies Chandrababu Naidu's 'special category status' demand, offers financial aid

Another important reason why Andhra Pradesh didn't receive its SCS was because a number of so-called "backward" states have also been demanding the same